Film of the Week

 

 FILM OF THE WEEK

 

The New Renaissance Film Festival will select every week from all the received submissions a Film of the Week. We will post the winning TRAILER and a bio of the filmmaker on our website and social media to highlight the project. The Prize for the WINNER is automatic selection into the festival.

Week 18

ROBIN

DRAMA – Germany/S. Africa

Directors:  Toby Schmutzler and Kevin Schmutzler

A man of words is forced to become a man of action as John discovers the secret bucket list of his terminally ill son Robin.

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Week 17

EDEN

DRAMA – Portugal

Director: Ana Pio

In 1974, at a Portuguese Catholic seminary, a boy learns to speak up against what he feels is unjust in a society based on censorship.

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Week 16

TWO BALLOONS

ANIMATION – USA

Director: Mark Smith

The theme of Two Balloons is about people connecting and sticking together when life gets tough, when we’re faced with the unexpected and difficult.

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Week 15

THE GIRLS WERE DOING NOTHING

 DRAMA – UK

Director: Dekel Berenson

The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul…

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Week 14

BLACKOUT

DRAMA – UK

Director: Selena Chloe Gardner

BLACKOUT is about a young woman struggling to cope with her mother’s mental illness.

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Week 13

FIGURE

DANCE – UK

Director: Lanre Malaolu

FIGURE is an experimental film about boys growing up without fathers.

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Week 12

HONOR COUNCIL

DRAMA – USA

Director – Scott Simonsen

School outcast takes down the top bully and must face a jury of peers to decide his fate.

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Week 11

CLAIRE & BRUNO: A story of Love and fresh meat

COMEDY, HORROR – FRANCE

Director: Lionel Delebarre

Claire and Bruno are not very happy together. They are going on a vacation, secretly hoping to mend fences with each other. Just in time : the world is coming to an end.

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Week 10

IN WHITE

DRAMA- LEBANON

Director: Dania Bdeir

Lara, a 24 year old Lebanese artist living in NYC, returns home to Beirut for her father’s funeral.

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Week 9

PALACE 20170331

DRAMA- USA

Director: Marcus C. W. Chan

A look at the dark side of Hollywood.

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Week 8

THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER

DRAMA- GERMANY

Director: Paul Philipp

East Germany, 1987: Psychic investigator Mahler is assigned to solve the case of a missing 6-year-old boy.

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Week 7

THE EXPEDITION TO MARS: 2030

DOCUMENTARY, SCIENCE – USA

Director: Gerardo Martinez

Made in collaboration with NASA, this documentary aims to answer the question – why is it important to go to Mars?

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Week 6

FLYING TO GROUND

FANTASY, EXPERIMENTAL – USA

Director: Aram Bedrossian, Naomi Shon

Who are you? Beyond the name, face, age and race, who are you? Beyond opinion, career, interest and belief, who are you?

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Week 5

OTHERS LIKE YOU

HORROR – Italy

Director: Eugenio Villani

Ester is desperate to get pregnant and when she does, events take an unexpected turn…

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Week 4

INFINITE

DRAMA, COMING OF AGE – UK

Director: Connor O’Hara

In his last months alive a young man calls upon his four closest friends to make his existence infinite through the assembly of five key elements from his life. Infinite is the story of male friendship and the pacts we make to look out for each other.

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Week 3

FIRST DAY

THRILLER, CRIME – France

Director: Yohann Charrin

First day is about a young police woman who has her dream come true working for the best bureau in Paris, but she is quickly put to the test by a dangerous and ruthless man.

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Week 2

OPEN MIKE

DRAMA – UK

Director – Tobias Erdmann

Open Mike explores the life of Michael, an adult with autism who lives in solitude.

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Week 1

CITIPATI

Animation – Germany

Director – Andreas Felix

After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.

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